Medical Nutrition Therapist

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Job Title: Medical Nutrition Therapist           
Job Location: Lincoln       
Immediate Supervisor: Clinical Nutrition Manager
Status: Hourly   

JOB OVERVIEW

  • Perform nutritional assessments, diagnose, evaluate nutritional problems, and develop an individualized care plan and goals.
  • Perform reevaluations and change care plans as needed.
  • Utilize Nutrition Services software in conjunction with electronic medical record in providing nutrition therapy for patients.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate and timely documentation.
  • Integrate nutrition therapy plans with food and nutrition services, medical, nursing, social services, and therapies.
  • Provide nutrition education to patients, residents (Lincoln only) caregivers, families and staff.
  • Manage time and activities to meet deadlines.
  • Use strengths to provide services in a team effort.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Nutrition Manager.
  • Work will be performed in an ethical and legal manner following organizational policies, processes, protocols and procedures.
  • Responsible for quality service delivery and internal/external customer relations for Madonna as a whole, including upholding the mission and values for the department and facility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
(INFORMATION)

  • Compile, analyze, and coordinate patient/resident information to complete nutrition assessment and individualized care plan and goals.
  • Lincoln only–prepare CAAS assigned sections with data collected and recorded in a timely manner.
  • Monitor nutrition interventions to accommodate individual patient preferences, updating patient information in electronic medical record and nutrition software as needed.
  • Compile reports on patients/residents and be prepared to summarize orally at interdisciplinary team meetings, project teams, and clinical meetings.
  • Present professionally prepared, up to date, nutrition education for patients, caregivers, families, staff and the community.
  • Evaluate and monitor quality control standards of food and nutrition services.
  • Checks e-mail throughout the day.
  • Complete test trays as assigned.
  • Assemble required productivity data and report in a timely manner

(PEOPLE)

  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Supervise and instruct interns, students, and volunteers and, when assigned, participate in selection of incoming internship class.
  • Be an advocate and educator for Madonna in dealing with outpatients and referral sources.
  • Interacts with patients and staff in a professional, customer-focused manner displaying hospitality and collaboration.
  • Instruct patients, caregivers, families, staff and the community in a professional manner, communication effectively
  • Attend educational offerings, especially on information pertinent to the assigned area of care.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with coworkers and other facility departments to provide a unified approach to patient care.
  • Follows instruction from manager to perform other functions in order to achieve the goals of the Department and Madonna.
  • Alert the director or manager when unsafe practices are being performed and actions you took to prevent harm.

(THINGS)

  • Must be able to operate copier, telephone, fax machine, and have computer skills, including e-mail, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet functions.
  • Maintain and ensure a safe environment for the department.
  • Handle and operate all necessary equipment and perform required duties according to established safety standards to maintain compliance with regulations and prevent injury.
  • Perform required duties according to established safety standards to maintain compliance with regulations and prevent injury.
  • Alert the Director and/or Manager of any problems seen in the kitchen, Commons Café or on the units concerning food safety/quality.
  • Assist with ensuring cleanliness of equipment and environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

  • Light work with occasional lift and carry 10 pounds. Constant sitting with sustained sitting.
  • Ability to write chart notes and assessments legibly and use approved abbreviations.
  • Lincoln only–ability to complete MDS and Raps/Triggers accurately and timely.
  • Work is inside.
  • Requires sufficient sight to see and read reports and computer screen.
  • Requires sufficient hearing and speaking to communicate by phone or in person.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education/training and/or Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and/or Food Service Management from an accredited college or university.
  • Must be a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Must be licensed with the State of Nebraska as a Medical Nutrition Therapist.
  • One year prior experience working in a clinical setting preferred. Lincoln only–knowledge of the Resident Assessment Instrument preferred.
  • Knowledge of Federal and State regulations in use.
  • Experience using an electronic medical record and nutrition software preferred.

Madonna is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job please visit madonna.org.